Registered nurses provide patient care in a variety of settings (hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician offices, and schools), and provide support and guidance to patients and family members. Registered nurses must be licensed through passing a national licensing exam. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the demand for nurses is expected to rise due to several factors, including the increased emphasis on preventative care and the aging of the large baby boomer population.
Accelerated Nursing Programs allow students who have a bachelor's degree in a different field (typically biology or health studies) to obtain a nursing degree (BSN) in 14 months of full-time study.
Prerequisites vary by program, but typically include:
Monmouth University currently offers advanced degrees in nursing, which require the RN as a prerequisite. Additionally, Monmouth will offer a new entry-level Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, pending approval. Please refer to Monmouth University's Department of Nursing webage for more information.